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Savage, Edward M.


Age: 18, credited to Rochester, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF, 3rd VT LARTY
Service: enl 8/28/61, m/i 9/21/61, Pvt, Co. E, 4th VT INF, dis/dsb 11/27/62; enl 10/2/63, pr CPL 12/30/63, m/i 1/1/64, Pvt, 3rd VT LARTY BTRY, m/o 6/15/65

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Birth: 11/30/1842, Waitsfield, VT
Death: 04/19/1917

Burial: Waitsfield Common Cemetery, Waitsfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Joe Schenkman
Findagrave Memorial #: 116786210


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/25/1863
Portrait?: Gibson Collection
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


2nd Great Grandfather of Dennis M. Savage, Wallingford, CT

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Waitsfield Common Cemetery, Waitsfield, VT

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John Gibson Collection


Funeral of Edward M. Savage, Who Died April 19 in Proctor.

Funeral services of Edward M. Savage were held Sunday at his late home on the common at 1 p. m. The officiating clergyman was Rev. William A. Remele, pastor of the Congregational church. The Masonic burial services was used, Mad River Lodge, No. 77, of which the deceased was a member, being present in a body. Ainsworth Post, No. 36, G. A. R., to which Mr. Savage belonged, was represented by eight comrades, Capt. Henry N. Bushnell, Comrades E. A. Fiske, Wells Palmer, Hiram Martin, Allen E. Mehuron, John Richardson of Richmond, Judson Richardson and Rollin Bucklin, both of Warren. Among the flowers were three set pieces from the Waterbury, Proctor and local Masonic orders.

Edward M. Savage was born in Waitsfield, Nov. 30, 1842, the son of Matthew C., and Catherine (Duren) Savage, the fifth child in a family of 10. He served in the Civil war as a private in Co. E, 4th Vermont Volunteers, 1861-62 and corporal in 3d Vermont Battery 1863-65. He married Aug. 29, 1865 Clara E. Foster, who died Sept. 27, 1902. They were the parents of six children, all of whom survive. Mr. Savage had been in failing health the last few years. For the past five weeks he had been confined to his bed at the home of his son, Bert Savage of Proctor, with whom he had resided part of the year. He died there Thursday, April 19, of heart trouble. The body was brought Friday to his late home on the common. Interment was in the Savage family lot in the cemetery on the common. The bearers were the following Masons: Walter E. Jones, Edward H. Jones, High Carpenter, Ervin S. Joslin, Walter C. Joslin and Bert L. Joslin. Mr. Savage is survived by one brother, Allen M. Savage of Oklahoma and one sister,

Mary E., wife of John N. Richardson of Richmond, also by six children, Bert F. Savage of Proctor, Edward Lee Savage of Nashua, N. H., Emma Lucinda, wife of Franklin L. Griffin of Waterbury, Lucius Matthew Savage of Omaha, Neb., Charles Duren Savage of Islington, Mass., and Grace Eliza wife of Fred Bell of St. Albans. There are 14 grandchildren, Ned H., Clara B., Dorothy M., Guy H. Savage of Proctor, Charles and Edith Savage of Nashua, N. H., Leon Griffin of Waterbury, Harold F., Harriet C., and Merritt Clara Savage of Omaha, Neb., LeRoy and Thelma Savage of Islington, Mass., and Emma L., and Arthur Frederic Bell of St. Albans.

Those attending from out of town were: Mrs. Carrie Towne of Burlington, Mr. Savage's niece; Mrs. Grace Bell, St. Albans; Mrs. Emma Griffin and Leon Griffin of Waterbury; Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Savage of Proctor, Mrs. Bertha Savage Howard, Montpelier; John Richardson, Richmond; Judson Richardson and Rollin Bucklin of Warren.

Source: Barre Daily Times, April 24, 1917.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.